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Saturday, 26 March 2016 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Camps Bay

The Ultimate Escape


When we asked our Cape Town friends for recommendations of the best spas there were a few that kept coming up but we decided to go for the 12 Apostles as this was just down the road outside Camps Bay.

We booked in for The Ultimate Escape 4 hour full day package which included a full body massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, lunch, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and use of the facilities all day.

Will I start with the negatives and end on a high? Well in all honesty we were a little disappointed with the facilities. There were 3 very small plunge pool sized pools and that was it. The ceilings were all very low and it was very dark. So it was relaxing but quite claustrophobic. The hotel has one of the most incredible views and it would have been nice to get some fresh air outside. We also didn't get our sparkling wine on arrival but that was made up for with a bottle with our lunch.

Speaking of lunch, we were offered to eat in the hotel but that meant getting dressed so we decided to stay in the spa. They were going to set us up in the Tranquillity Room but there were people sitting in it when our food arrived so we had to eat by the buffet table which was a little cramped and more busy. The menu was varied and the food was okay.

I guess that is kinda a lot of negatives. But there were a lot of positives too. The staff were absolutely lovely and the treatments were next level! You get a little tour on arrival and change into a comfy robe and slippers. Then you fill in a detailed form so they can tailor the treatments specifically - it covers everything from skin issues to your choice of music.

In between using the facilities and our treatments the healthy buffet table is an ever changing array of fruit juice, fresh fruit, muffins, dried fruit and nuts. Just perfect.

Finally, saving the best until last - an amazing full body massage, the best facial I've ever has and a manipedi that lasted 2 hours and used Essie nail polish, oh the dream.

Although the facilities weren't great I would still really recommend the 12 Apostles spa for the treatments, they were second to none, seriously. 


Friday, 25 March 2016 Clifton, Cape Town

Seafood and Sushi at The Bungalow

Playsuit - ASOS (similar here) and Lipstick - MAC in Vegas Volt

This super sunny and pretty warm (warm enough to sit outside with G&T's ) day in the UK is getting me very excited for Miami - 3 more sleeps guys!!

Anyway for Mother's Day, which is different in the UK to South Africa, Sarah and I decided to reserve a table at The Bungalow in Clifton for seafood and sparking wine. The backdrop of the 12 Apostles and the sea makes for a pretty special lunch place and I can only imagine what the sunsets must be like.


Wednesday, 23 March 2016 Camps Bay, Cape Town

Cocktails and Italian Food


The weekend we arrived in Camps Bay was the weekend of the Cape Town Argus, a huge cycle event! This meant a lot of the tables in restaurants were booked up. We did manage to get a table at an Italian on the beach front called Zenzero later in the night. We headed down earlier though to catch the sunset with some strong passionfruit mojitos, strawberry daquiri's and nibbles at Clubhouse Tapas Bar which kept us going.

It's weird being back home but it's been lovely spending time with Marmite and Rob. Time to plan for the next adventure - Miami here we come!


Thursday, 17 March 2016 Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town

Camps Bay Sunsets


One of my favourite times of the day is sunset and summer in Camps Bay means some pretty darn spectacular ones. In fact Camps Bay is always pretty spectacular. Standing on the beach watching the dramatic sunsets with the twinkling lights of the buzzing bars and restaurants on the beach front, wonderful!


Thursday, 10 March 2016 Camps Bay, Cape Town

Pool Day 👙


Because the hotel is so small, breakfast is brought to your room or as we prefer, on the terrace outside our room overlooking the pool and that incredible view of Camps Bay. On the tray is fresh fruit, yoghurt, pastries, bread, mini continental bites and juice that all differ everyday then they take your cooked breaky order. I'm not sure what they put in the Baked Beans but they are unreal.

We have been struggling to drag ourselves away from the pool so 'pool days' it has been!